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Truth

Truth

‘TOM PHILLIPS IS A VERY CLEVER, VERY FUNNY MAN’ Greg Jenner

This is a book about TRUTH – and all the ingenious ways, throughout history, that we’ve managed to avoid it.

We live in a ‘post-truth’ age, we’re told. The US has a president who openly lies on a daily basis (or who doesn’t even know what’s true, and doesn’t care). The internet has turned our everyday lives into a misinformation battleground. People don’t trust experts any more.

But was there ever really a golden age of truth-telling? As the editor of the UK’s leading independent fact-checker, Tom Phillips deals with complete bollocks every day. Here, he tells the hilarious story of how we humans have spent history lying to each other – and ourselves – and asks an important question: how can humanity move towards a truthier future?

PRAISE FOR HUMANS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW WE F*CKED IT ALL UP:

‘This book is brilliant. Utterly, utterly brilliant’ Jeremy Clarkson, author of The World According to Clarkson

‘F*cking brilliant’ Sarah Knight, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

‘Very funny’ Mark Watson, author of Eleven

‘In dark times, it’s reassuring to learn that we’ve always been a bunch of clueless f*cking nitwits’ Stuart Heritage, author of Don’t Be a Dick, Pete

‘A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong… Both readable and entertaining’ Telegraph
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Genre: Humanities / History / History: Specific Events & Topics / Social & Cultural History

On Sale: 26th September 2019

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781472263193

Reviews

For Tom Phillips and HUMANS:
If you find yourself looking at the news and wondering how humanity has got so many things wrong, over and over again, this book is a very funny answer to just that question'
Mark Watson, comedian
A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining
Telegraph
In dark times, it's reassuring to learn that we've always been a bunch of clueless f*cking nitwits
Stuart Heritage, Don't Be a Dick, Pete